“Make everyone feel as good about themselves as you possibly can, set the bar right up there and mark every bloody word they write”
Phil Beadle
Phil Beadle

You don’t mess with Phil Beadle. An award-winning teacher with a number of TV series under his belt, not to mention a regular Guardian column and a string of controversial but highly popular books to his name, he is still to be found plying his craft in the classrooms of some of London’s most challenging schools.

Drawing on his many years’ experience teaching English in inner-city London and now a sought-after international speaker and trainer too, working with Phil is a nerve-wracking experience that really stretches teachers well beyond their comfort zones. Trying extraordinary new things, taking serious risks, owning up to your failures, being honest, being authentic, being you, all combined with the highest possible expectations of each and every student that comes through the door no matter where they come from - this is what you get from Phil Beadle. And you don’t mess with that.

“If you do things the same way as everyone else, you’ll get the same results as everyone else. Stands to reason. By definition, therefore, you will be average and the results you get will be average” - Dancing About Architecture

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  • Phil has been with Independent Thinking since 2005 and is one of The 33

  • Phil’s DBS number is 001480315578 issued 20th March 2015

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Feedback from recent events include:

"Phil Beadle went down an absolute storm, and was the absolutely perfect way to close the event. he was absolutely brilliant."

"I attended your course on Literacy and I was blown away! You were simply inspirational!"

"The feedback was superb – your day was brilliant and left the staff buzzing! Once again just FANTASTIC!!!!"

"Please tell Phil just how fantastic we all thought his workshop was. You were quite right, he's one of the best speakers I have heard and, in particular, offered practical strategies to improve teaching and learning rather than just woolly exhortations to do better"

"What can I say? What a star!! No wonder he's been on television. Thank you very much for this fantastic session in our conference ... we feel very complimented that you provided speakers of such quality"


Parent Event

For many schools, getting parents to the school for an event is something that is only beaten in difficulty by getting the right parents to school for an event. That said, the parents who do come to our Learning and Motivation for Parents Events always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant for their own careers and personal development.

Governor Event

Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.